Tiffani Velez

Tiffani V.

Allentown, PA
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Lesson Details

Accent Reduction

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I am a licensed and experienced ESL instructor. I have many years of experience helping students reduce their accents and learn to speak English successfully! I'd love to help you with your language goals.

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Tiffani passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Tiffani delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 90 and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2009

Hey There! My name is Tiffani and I can't wait to meet you and get you started on your own path to learning English, writing a novel, or reducing your accent. I have been a Freelance Writer since 1996 and an educator since 2005, specializing in English Language Learning and Writing. I'm the author of four books and thousands of articles and news stories, and I'm certified in ESL and CASAS testing.

I'm also an experienced needle artist, designer and teacher. I have been teaching crochet for more than 10 years, and I'd love to teach you how to make something beautiful using this easy, elegant craft.

My articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers, like Yahoo! News and Pennsylvania Magazine.

I have a flexible teaching style, and my bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science and my 15+ year history in working with students with special needs, allows me to approach lessons from many different angles. No matter your difference, I am the teacher who can help you reach your goals because your goals are my goals.

I have been teaching private lessons since 2005. I'm available most days of the week (check out my calendar), and I can work with you online through Skype, in person in the Allentown area at a coffeehouse or your home. Contact me for specific details, and I'll get back to you right away.

Learning a new language, or how to launch your freelance writing career, can be daunting, but you have everything within you to be successful. I'm here to help share my gifts, education, and experience with you. Contact me today, so I can help you reach your goals and realize your dream. Blessings!

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ESL Instructor, Creative Writing Instructor
Sep 2017 - Present
Lehigh Carbon Community College

I teach intermediate ESL classes and beginning to advanced Creative and Freelance Writing at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

May 2014 - Present

English Teacher, ESL Instructor, SAT Writing/Reading Prep, Autism Support
Mar 2013 - Present
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Learning Coach
Jan 2005 - Present
PA Cyber School, Connections Academy, PA Virtual Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School

Needle Artist
Sep 2001 - Present
Ani Burnett Designs

Ani Burnett Designs is your place for unique and handmade Crochet and Knit items.

Freelance Writer
Mar 1996 - Present
Pennsylvania Magazine, Country Discoveries, Yahoo! News, Times News, Health.com, etc...

Museum Educator
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
Lehigh Valley Heritage Center


MFA Creative Writing
Apr 2015 - Sep 2016
Lindenwood University
MA English and Creative Writing
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Southern New Hampshire University
BA Cognitive Science
Mar 2010 - Jul 2013
Ashford University
English Literature
Jan 2013 - May 2013
Harvard University


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


CASAS Testing
Oct 2017

I am trained and certified to test students for CASAS and other literacy and language acquisitions tests.


New York Book Festival Featured Book
Jun 2007
New York Book Festival

Photos & Videos

Books by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

The Freelancer's Bible by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

A Berlin Story by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

All This Time by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

Budapest by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

Boho Crochet Market Bag
2012 Tiffani Velez

Sea Glass Throw 
2015 Tiffani Velez

Cabled Throw 
2016 Tiffani Velez

Rose Flapper Hat
2017 Tiffani Velez


9 Reviews

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Gabriela R. Mar 3, 2019
Essay Writing · Online

Roman Jan 20, 2019
Accent Reduction · Online

Lydia Jan 30, 2018
Crocheting · Online

Tiffani is wonderful. So knowledgeable and willing to help. She certainly goes above and beyond. I feel like I have a new friend!

william L. Jan 22, 2018
ESL · Online

She is a very good teacher, she is vert responsible and patient, she is experienced and well accent.

Zhengyang Jan 2, 2018
Accent Reduction · Online

Thaeda Feb 28, 2017

Tiffani offered online lessons to my daughter in English and History- what a HUGE help she was! Definitely a life saver!

Samantha Feb 28, 2017
Knitting · In studio

Tiffani was very patient and helpful.- guiding me through each step. In just a short time I was able to move from beginner to intermediate skill level.

Tiffani V. Nov 27, 2013
Language ·

Tiffani is an excellent teacher!

Tiffani made writing and English literature understandable and fun!

Tiffani V. Aug 20, 2013
English ·

Tiffani Taught My Daughter To Love Writing!

Tiffani has been my daughter's writing tutor for several month's now, and she has helped her to overcome her obstacles and become the writer she never thought she could be!

Tiffani is professional and punctual, and she curtails each lesson directly to my daughter's needs.

I highly recommend her!

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